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by jimp
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

It took 4 of us to wrestle the Squall into the garage. An awkward shape to drag in and lift up. Fighting weight should be about 125 for the rowing model. I think the sailing model had some extra gear (centerboard) that added weight. On the down side, rebuilding will add a bit more weight with fillin...
by jimp
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

18 years of drying in the garage. Getting lighter! Hope the formating works. 1968 Squall No. 3579 Bow Stern Total Loss 04/01/02 272 212 484 0 08/01/02 250 190 440 44 06/01/03 230 170 400 40 04/25/04 149 176 325 75 05/02/05 161 164 325 0 05/29/06 151 153 304 21 06/23/07 145 148 293 11 06/15/08 127 13...
by jimp
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water in Hull
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Water in Hull - Squall

Not the best answer for your wood-in-the-transom question, but back in 2002 I asked Boston Whaler's Chuck Bennett for any plans he had on the Squall as I had picked up a waterlogged 1968 rowing model ( Cetacea page 67 ). He sent me what he had, mostly sail plans and how to convert a rowing Squall to...
by jimp
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out
Replies: 7
Views: 7631

Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

JimH -

I probably cheated... a little. I took the wooden seats out along with all the hardware. Maybe add back 10-15 pounds?

JimP
by jimp
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out
Replies: 7
Views: 7631

Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

Dave--the boat is just sitting there and drying with lots of holes. Sits between the furnace, water heater, and baseboard heat.

JimP
by jimp
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size

Winterization is almost another topic for the northern climates and The GAM. Tougher in remote areas where services may not be available. W1.JPG W2.JPG KJ2.JPG Winterizing the "Kelsey J", my 1990 Revenge 22 - W.T. for 19 seasons, was fairly simple. To the shop to winterize the 225 Merc Opt...
by jimp
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size

Ha! We did this summer! Had to buy a fan. 50 days over 70F. Brutal!

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by jimp
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Seasonal Boating, Winterization, Storage, and Boat Size

[These comments were originally a sidebar in the discussion of the new 41-foot 405 CONQUEST and its many features--jimh] How come as I get older I feel I need more than a weekend on the boat? Well, permanent retirement is coming in under 10 months. Guess I don't have to go fast all the time. JimP Ca...
by jimp
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 405 CONQUEST
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: 405 CONQUEST

I watched the video last night and was amazed at all the "stuff" on the boat. Panoramic ports/windows below, refrigeration/freezers, pop-up joystick on the port side console, and quad engines. Chris Wachowski made a big show of the sliding door to the forward stateroom. But, aside from bei...
by jimp
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 7802

Re: A GAM without Whales?

JimH -

A few more for you from 2009 and the Revenge.

JimP
by jimp
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 7802

Re: A GAM without Whales?

JimH -

Trailer to Prince Rupert or Skagway.... both a long way to go, but you've already done the BC trip.

When I had the 1990 Revenge 22 - W.T. we had a humpback swim underneath while trolling, could see it go by.

We have a resident population of humpbacks that stay here year round.

JimP
by jimp
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 7802

Re: A GAM without Whales?

Sorry, should have mentioned they're humpbacks.

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Used to see them all the time north and west of town in our 1990 Revenge 22 W.T. Had that revenge for 19 years! Great boat.
by jimp
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 7802

A GAM without Whales?

How did "Whaler" get into the name? Whales, of course.

Yesterday afternoon 10 miles south of Juneau, AK. Cries of "Thar she blows!", but no whales to harpoon, only silver (Coho) salmon to catch. That hatch is 28-1/2 wide.

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by jimp
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: VHF Marine Band Channels--Simplified
Replies: 1
Views: 5411

Re: VHF Marine Band Channels--Simplified

JimH -

Thanks for the new info and thanks for the review.

JimP
by jimp
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out
Replies: 7
Views: 7631

Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

New SQUAL hull weighs about 125-lbs.

I likely should have added the weight of seats and hardware back in, maybe another 10 to 12-lbs, so likely closer to 185-lbs.

So 185 - 125 = 60-lbs—a smaller kid. Anyway, I'll keep drying for a few more years.

Good luck with your project.
by jimp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Portable RADAR
Replies: 7
Views: 7925

Re: Portable RADAR

A throwback for you to the 1970s - early-80s. Whistler Marine's portable radar. eBay?
by jimp
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out
Replies: 7
Views: 7631

Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

The drying-out process started in 2002 when I found a 1968 Boston Whaler Squall being used as a mailbox in Thane, Alaska, a bit southeast of Juneau. I always liked the Squall since I first saw one in the 1960s. So for $50 I loaded this waterlogged project into my truck. See http://continuouswave.com...
by jimp
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 19
Views: 8495

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

Back in 1990 or so during my Coast Guard days in Kodiak. I flooded my 1982 Montauk with 90-HP Evinrude at the dock. It was a beautiful day! A great day to work buoys. I had the Montauk moored with short lines to a float on the leeward side of the ship pier, out of the wind. We always moored our smal...
by jimp
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK
Replies: 12
Views: 4458

Re: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK

You're right at the published limits of your Jetta. In 1992 I was towing my 1982 Montauk with 90-hp Evinrude about 1,200 miles for a Coast Guard transfer (Kodiak, Alaska to Juneau, Alaska). Since the boat was considered part of the "household goods shipment" I had to get her weighed. And t...
by jimp
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Boston Whaler ad
Replies: 2
Views: 1857

Re: 1963 Boston Whaler ad

My first Whaler was a 1963 Sport. Had the side rails.
by jimp
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Remember the Whaler Squall
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Re: Remember the Whaler Squall

I see my 1966 Squall every day. Still drying out.

Started out in 2002 at 484 pounds. Down to 177 pounds in June 2018.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetace ... age67.html
by jimp
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 11861

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

It was nice of Kidde to offer the recall and follow through. Actually carrying out the program had its problems as I've mentioned above. I did receive one (40BC) of two that were recalled, and received $23 reimbursement for the one (10BC) they said they couldn't send to Alaska, though they sent the ...
by jimp
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 11861

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

When I heard about this last Fall, I sent in a claim for two recalled extinguishers. One arrived at my home in Alaska in 3-weeks - impressive! I'm still awaiting the 2nd one. I contacted Kidde, "Oh, we can't ship to Alaska, we'll reimburse you". That was in July. Co-workers have received t...
by jimp
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar
Replies: 3
Views: 6373

Re: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar

JimH -

Thanks!

Yes, "backbone" means "NMEA-2000 network. That's the way the GPS Store, Garmin, and Lowrance videos, etc. referred to it.

And I have unused breakers on my circuit board, connected to house batteries.

JimP
by jimp
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar
Replies: 3
Views: 6373

Re: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar

After more reading and looking...

The instrument itself must have 12V power (the chartplotter and the radar) AND the BACKBONE needs a SEPARATE 12 volt power source. Is that correct?

So before, I had the chartplotter & radar "plugged: in, now I need a source for the backbone.
by jimp
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar
Replies: 3
Views: 6373

AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar

You guys have always been a wealth of information. I have an older GPS Chartplotter Standard Horizon CP500 (2007?) and would like to connect to my 2016 KODEN/ SITEX T941 radar. Is there any advantage to doing this? Specifically, can I get AIS information on the radar... or does the T941 need a separ...
by jimp
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Anchor
Replies: 5
Views: 2591

Re: 190 Montauk Anchor

The sad thing about anchoring is that every time you throw the anchor over the side there is chance that you will not get it back. Anchor ball is a good idea, I've used one for years. Stainless chain, while pretty & expensive, is not needed, galvanized works fine. You really need two anchors: 1....
by jimp
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2017 to 2019 Boston Whaler Boats with Self-bailing Cockpits
Replies: 10
Views: 4128

Re: 2017 to 2019 Boston Whaler Boats with Self-bailing Cockpits

Self-bailing. Interesting. My 1982 Montauk with a 90-hp Evinrude "took on a bit of water" when I left the plugs out. Enough to get your feet wet. My 1963 Sport with 33-hp Johnson "took on a bit of water" when I left the plugs out. Enough to get your feet wet. My 1981 Aquasport Os...
by jimp
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in
Replies: 6
Views: 3841

Re: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in

Adding dates would be better. Bow Stern Total Loss 04/01/02 272 212 484 0 08/01/02 250 190 440 44 06/01/03 230 170 400 40 04/25/04 149 176 325 75 05/02/05 161 164 325 0 05/29/06 151 153 304 21 06/23/07 145 148 293 11 06/15/08 127 132 259 34 07/05/09 121 127 248 11 06/12/10 116 121 237 11 06/11/11 10...
by jimp
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in
Replies: 6
Views: 3841

Re: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in

This might take a bit longer.
by jimp
Sat May 05, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini Top for Montauk 17
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: Bimini Top for Montauk 17

That is a lockable rod box. I kept my paddle in it.
by jimp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini Top for Montauk 17
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: Bimini Top for Montauk 17

Hi jimh - Those straps leading aft were original. The white straps leading forward are off the old 1981 19' Aquasport Osprey (they became available when Dad bought new straps for the Aquasport). There were no solid legs holding the aft bow in place. You see the solid legs "all the time" wi...
by jimp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini Top for Montauk 17
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: Bimini Top for Montauk 17

On my old 1982 Montauk.
by jimp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 6812

Re: Hello SPRING

Dutchman -
Thanks. A big change from the 1990 Revenge 22 - W.T.
by jimp
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 6812

Re: Hello SPRING

I guess is bothers me a little bit... but not too much that winter is hanging on down south. Here the robins have arrived, the yard is raked and the grass thatched, and black bears are coming out of hibernation. The WILBUR is just about ready for the season. Topsides swabbed, Zodiac inflated, engine...
by jimp
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Total Weight on Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 2990

Re: Montauk Weight

In 1992 the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) transferred me from Kodiak, Alaska to Juneau, Alaska. My 1982 17' Montauk with 1982 90-hr Evinrude was considered part of my household goods shipment, even though I was towing the boat and I was required to get a certified weight from the nearby truck weigh-in sta...
by jimp
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sharing my son's Drone Vid
Replies: 5
Views: 2738

Re: Sharing my son's Drone Vid

Great shots of Marblehead (and the boat too). I recognized the harbor after a few seconds. Hadn't been there since 1971. Easy to remember with the lighthouse and harbor configuration. You all remember that the USS Constitution escaped the British in Marblehead in 1814. https://ussconstitutionmuseum....
by jimp
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Capacitor Noise Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 3696

Re: Capacitor Noise Filter

jimh - Thanks. The previous owner bought the boat from his Dad 20-years ago, so that capacitor has been there over 20-years. How long it's been disabled is unknown. Regardless, the two VHFs (Standard Horizon Matrix GX3000S and iCom) are fairly new. Never had any complaints about them. Will keep my e...
by jimp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Winter's Day
Replies: 15
Views: 5956

Re: A Winter's Day

And then there is the Kodiak Launch Complex on Narrow Cape on Kodiak Island, Alaska at 57-26N
http://akaerospace.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Spaceport_Complex_%E2%80%93_Alaska
by jimp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Capacitor Noise Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 3696

Re: Capacitor Noise Filter

jimh - Just heard back. The capacitor near the alternator was to reduce any interference it could cause with vhf radios. This is what was told to me when we acquired the boat. I think the radios of today don’t have that problem anymore… Since it wasn't operating, since the radios work fine... and po...
by jimp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Capacitor Noise Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 3696

Re: Capacitor Noise Filter

jimh - Thanks. That's a lot to digest! I've also queried the previous owner to see if he can shed some light. With the dust/grim, etc. on the wires I'd guess that it had been disconnected for a while. I'll get to your recommendations on checking things out... likely in a week or two. Daughter #2 cal...
by jimp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Capacitor Noise Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 3696

Capacitor Noise Filter

On 1989 Wilbur 34 with CAT 3208 TA: A little confused by this one. Was told the capacitor (attached photo) was a noise filter for the alternator. One side was connected to the negative on the alternator, the other end had a broken connection that was stuffed in a wire run (not connected to anything,...
by jimp
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Winter's Day
Replies: 15
Views: 5956

Re: A Winter's Day

jimh - Enjoy it while you can! We had almost 3-feet of beautiful powder in November. Temperatures between 5F and 25F. Easy shoveling, easy bike rides to work, just wonderful. Then came December with record high temperatures, got to 58F at the house last week, records all over Juneau, 4-days of tempe...
by jimp
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: elaelap
Replies: 8
Views: 4237

Re: elaelap

We had several boating adventures with Tony and Edie - Bodega Bay and Alaska. We got to sail on Strike 3 out of Bodega Bay and then they visited us in Juneau where we got some boating done aboard my 1990 Revenge 22 - W.T..

Fun couple.
by jimp
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 11861

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

My new 40BC arrived 45 minutes ago via UPS. Still awaiting the 10BC and disposal instructions. I sent my info to Kidde on Nov 11th, 16 days later the new one arrives.

JimP
by jimp
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 11861

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Haven't checked on the boat yet, but I have a recalled 40BC in the kitchen and a 10BC in the garage.

JimP
by jimp
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Finally did it! Towing Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 5150

Re: Finally did it! Towing Advice

Lots of great advice. One thing not mentioned is "watch where you're going!" Back in 1989 I towed a 1982 Montauk from Long Island, NY to Homer, Alaska (and then by 126-mile ferry ride to Kodiak) behind a Chevrolet Suburban (total length 42-feet). ~4,600 miles. No real problems and I've rep...
by jimp
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 22
Views: 10743

Re: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy

It's complicated. Ships with new(er) technology: tough learning curves, multi-tasking, collateral duties, lack of sleep, etc. always contribute to the situation. I was the Ready For Sea certifying officer for a new USCG 175' buoy tender in the late 1990s. During the underway trials we put the ship t...
by jimp
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Juneau to Sitka Alaska for the 4th of July
Replies: 6
Views: 9292

Re: Juneau to Sitka Alaska for the 4th of July

? 1989 Wilbur 34 Weekender with 375-hp Cat 3208TA.
by jimp
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Not a Whaler in Sight
Replies: 5
Views: 3119

Re: Not a Whaler in Sight

Dutchman - After camping on the 1990 Revenge 22-W.T for 19-years we really enjoy the comforts of the bigger boat. Little things like pushing a button and getting hot coffee 5-mutes later, or a hot shower, the BBQ grill, 3-burner propane stove for bacon, eggs, and toast in the morning, etc. But we di...